The Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition dates back 28 years. Now, after more than a quarter of a century, entries number between 200- 250 and come from as many as 40 universities, art organizations, art centers and independent artists throughout the 300 mile radius around Richmond, Indiana.
Credit hours taught for the fall 2007 semester at Indiana University East have increased 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year, according to unofficial enrollment figures. The number of students enrolled also increased by a full percentage point.
Indiana University East is reorganizing its senior administrative structure to support more directly its expanded mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution. This new structure places emphasis on academics and the academic needs of students, while also providing for the effective management of a broad range student activities, events and services. As a public institution serving the residents in east central Indiana and west central Ohio, the university has a special responsibility to meet regional needs for higher education in as efficient way as possible.
Richmond, Ind. The 2007-2008 Lively Arts Series will open with a performance by Recycled Percussion on September 14 at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium, located on the Indiana University East Campus.
(Richmond, Ind.) A dedication ceremony for the Quigg Family Foundation Nursing Laboratory and the Reid Hospital & Health Care Services Simulation Lab will be held August 24. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and be held in Hayes Hall on the patio.
(Richmond, Ind.) Tom McFarlane’s “Images from a Digital Darkroom” will be on display at The Gallery at Indiana University East from August 27 to September 21.
Indiana University East’s annual Moving On program for area youth will be held from July 22 to 28. Moving On is in its 17th year of providing a one-week summer camp for Richmond youth.
Last fall, Indiana University East began a learning community pilot program intended to better engage and retain newly enrolled first year students. Learning in Communities (LINC) exceeded expectations and will expand to include five learning communities for the fall 2007 semester. First year students enrolling for the fall are encouraged to join LINC.
Colleges and universities in East Central Indiana now have significantly greater access to very high-speed networking for collaboration, research, and education thanks to the expansion of I-Light, Indiana’s statewide higher education optical fiber network. Indiana University East is the newest institution on the I-Light network, joined by Earlham College and Purdue University College of Technology. Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond will join the network later.
Joan E. Lafuze, professor of biology, was recently featured in the Spring 2007 edition of Association for Women in Science (AWI.)
The article is a conversation piece with Lafuze that includes her educational and research background.